Archuleta County – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:57:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-4/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195937 2019 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
The SUN is taking a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at October, November and December.

OCTOBER

• The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved upon first reading a revised noise ordinance and adopted the Model Traffic Code upon second and final reading at the board’s regular meeting on Oct. 1.

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Plaintiffs in lawsuit against county argue settlement payment was too high http://www.pagosasun.com/plaintiffs-in-lawsuit-against-county-argue-settlement-payment-was-too-high/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:35 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195945 By John Finefrock
Staff Writer

Three plaintiffs in a 2016 lawsuit against current and former county officials are arguing the amount of attorney fees they paid to settle the case was too high based on their calculations of the county attorney’s hourly rate.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-206/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:24 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195931 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District and San Juan Water Conservancy District joint work session. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Southwestern Water Conservation District board teleconference. 9 a.m. Call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Pagosa Peak Open School board recruitment luncheon. Noon, 7 Parelli Way.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Monday, Feb. 3
San Juan Water Conservancy District meeting. 5 p.m., 46 Eaton Drive, Unit 5.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Archuleta School District Board of Education high school visit. 8 a.m., Pagosa Springs High School, 800 S. 8th St.
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board Water Works design visioning exercise. 5 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Thursday, Feb. 6
Dispatch Executive Management board. 9:30 a.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center board room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Monday, Feb. 10
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors regular meeting. 5 p.m., 7 Parelli Way.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Southwestern Water Conservation District grant meeting and teleconference. Time to be determined, 841 E. Second Ave., Durango, or call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Thursday, Feb. 13
Southwestern Water Conservation District grant meeting and teleconference. Time to be determined, 841 E. Second Ave., Durango, or call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board Water Works design visioning exercise. 5 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Southwestern Water Conservation District board teleconference. 9 a.m. Call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Wednesday, March 4
Town of Pagosa Springs Historic Preservation Board Water Works design visioning exercise. 5 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com.
with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Archuleta County acquires Hughes Pavilion http://www.pagosasun.com/archuleta-county-acquires-hughes-pavilion/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:00:16 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195943 By John Finefrock
Staff Writer

Archuleta County has purchased the Hughes Pavilion arena for $150,000.
The county purchased the facility from the Western Heritage Event Center (WHEC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-3/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195423 2019 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
The SUN is taking a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at July, August and September.

JULY

• At a Future of Power Supply Information Series meeting held in Pagosa Springs on July 1, La Plata Electric Association representatives discussed the future of energy and a potential buyout of its existing power-supply contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission.

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County officials and staff cruise county back roads to survey damaged infrastructure http://www.pagosasun.com/county-officials-and-staff-cruise-county-back-roads-to-survey-damaged-infrastructure/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195427

SUN photo/John Finefrock
Archuleta County Public Works Director Bob Perry shows the county commissioners a damaged section of Trujillo Road on Monday. Perry explained that the San Juan River is causing the hillside that supports to the road to “slough off” and that it will get increasingly worse unless repairs are completed.

On Monday, the three county commissioners, Public Works Director Bob Perry, County Administrator Scott Wall and a SUN reporter piled into a county truck and surveyed two damaged sections of road and a failing bridge on the back roads of Archuleta County.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-205/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:17 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=195425 The following meetings are subject to change.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 4 p.m., Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive. Superintendent interviews with dinner to follow at Pagosa Brewing Company.
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District regular meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Friday, Jan. 17
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 4 p.m., Centerpoint Church, 2750 Cornerstone Drive. Superintendent interviews with dinner to follow at Pagosa Brewing Company.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Upper San Juan Health Service District regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Pagosa Springs Medical Center Great Room, 95 S. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5:30 p.m., administrative office, 309 Lewis St.
Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation regular board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce conference room, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District and San Juan Water Conservancy District joint meeting. 5 p.m., 100 Lyn Ave.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Southwestern Water Conservation District board teleconference. 9 a.m. Call (605) 475-5618, 797282#.
Archuleta School District Board of Education special meeting. 5 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Town Planning Commission, Board of Adjustments and Design Review Board. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Pagosa Peak Open School board recruitment luncheon. Noon, 7 Parelli Way.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Pagosa Springs Town Council work session. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Town Council meeting. 5 p.m., Town Hall council chambers, 551 Hot Springs Blvd.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW http://www.pagosasun.com/2019-year-in-review-2/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194567 2019 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for good news, bad news, controversial issues, and no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.
Over the next few weeks, The SUN will take a look back at some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers. This week, we look back at April, May and June.

APRIL

• On April 1, Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) added Julie Simmons to its board. Simmons replaced former board member Clay Buchner.

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County, medical center decline to pursue joining health insurance co-op http://www.pagosasun.com/county-medical-center-decline-to-pursue-joining-health-insurance-co-op/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:43 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194594 Archuleta County will not move forward in joining the Southwest Health Insurance Cooperative, according to County Administrator Scott Wall.

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BoCC establishes location for official county notices, sets meeting dates and county office hours http://www.pagosasun.com/bocc-establishes-location-for-official-county-notices-sets-meeting-dates-and-county-office-hours/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:00:31 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=194563 On Tuesday, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) passed a resolution establishing a location for posting official county notices, establishing its meeting dates for 2020 and setting days and operation hours for county offices.

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